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  • 1st Annual 5K Foot Pursuit!

    A community run/walk event in pursuit of funding and awareness for the Special Olympics Marion County Local Program. Registration now open.

  • Take the Lead. Take the Pledge.

    The Respect Campaign asks people to pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and other derogatory language, as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Join Special Olympics Oregon in creating a more accepting and inclusive world. Learn more about the Respect Campaign here.

  • Serving over 14,000 participants each year

    Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities through our year-round programs and services. Learn more about what we do and who we serve.

  • 50/50 raffle fundraiser

    Sell 50/50 raffle tickets during selected Timbers and Thorns FC games! It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for Special Olympics Oregon and receive a food voucher + you are free to watch the rest of the soccer match.  SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT A GAME!

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Local Program Spotlight - Clackamas County

Joanne Trask, the local program coordinator (LPC) for Special Olympics Oregon - Clackamas County, has found recent success through an increased focus on local programming.



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Local Program Spotlight - Marion County

“Our focus has always been and will continue to be having fun,” said Mike Patterson, one of Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County’s superstar coaches.

A few years ago, there were no teams designated for athletes under the age of 18 in Marion County; the ten or so children involved in Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County were spread amongst the adult teams from around the county. Since he became involved, Patterson has expanded the youth program to serve around 40 athletes on a variety of youth-only teams.

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Local Program Spotlight - Linn County

Melissa Holcomb, (Pictured right, with Britt Oase, CEO on the left)  the newly-appointed Local Program Coordinator for Linn County, Oregon, has brought a new energy to her community, helping her local program flourish in the midst of uncertainty. 

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